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When Size Really Does Matter…

February 28, 2018

Back in the olden days – about fifteen years ago – designing a website seemed so much simpler. Smart phones were yet to be unleashed on the world and most people viewed websites on PCs or laptops – meaning that once you had designed a website it pretty much worked on whatever device it would be viewed on. The good old days, eh, when things were much simpler…

But now – oh, my word, how things have changed for designers! As a client, you might not be aware of just how much things have changed. After all, you’ve come to us for a gorgeous website, and quite rightly, you just want the end result. But we think it’s useful for you to at least be aware of what goes into your website, as well as the designey-stuff, that we love.

Today, we have many devices – smartphones, laptops, tablets and PCs. Some are Android, some are Apple. Some are small. Some are big. Some are in-between. Then we have the variety of browsers people can use – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari etc. See where we’re coming from? We have to ensure that YOUR website renders across all browsers and devices. And with technology advancing as quickly as it does, this can be a really big task.


Once you have agreed the design of your website with us, we then set to work on this cross-testing. Usually, because of the way your website has been designed and built, we find that there are few issues. But – and it’s a very BIG but – sometimes we do run into issues, and these have to be resolved before your website is launched. We like to think our designs aren’t bog-standard, and so sometimes we do have to delve a little deeper and change styles on an individual basis, so that the website will act differently according to specific code within each device size.

So, you see, whatever they say, size does matter. And sometimes it takes a bit of time to make sure that that size is perfect…

Cross testing across devices and browsers.

Cross testing across devices and browsers.

If you’d like to discuss any kind of design work with us, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can pop some info onto the form below, or complete the design enquiry form on our website. Alternatively, give us a call on 0161 445 7759.

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